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Bound: Fire on Ice, Book 1 | [Brenda Rothert]

Bound: Fire on Ice, Book 1

When circumstance brings Kate and Ryke together, they discover they don't have to hurt alone. Bound by a grief that haunts them both, they must rely on one another to survive heartbreak. But that grief is more powerful than they realize, and the tie that binds them together may ultimately tear them apart.
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Publisher's Summary

College senior Kate Camden has learned to adapt - to her last year of school, to the promise of motherhood, to the fact that she's doing it all alone. But just when she's learned to adjust, heartache threatens to break her apart.

Pro hockey player Jason "Ryke" Ryker has it all: adoring fans, a promising career, and a beautiful wife. But when his seemingly perfect life is shaken by tragedy, he's left questioning whether having it all is ever more than an illusion.

When circumstance brings Kate and Ryke together, they discover they don't have to hurt alone. Bound by a grief that haunts them both, they must rely on one another to survive heartbreak. But that grief is more powerful than they realize, and the tie that binds them together may ultimately tear them apart.

Warning: This audiobook contains adult language and situations.

©2013 Brenda Rothert (P)2014 Brenda Rothert

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    tina LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 08-25-14
    tina LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 08-25-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Amazing audio. Thanks Brenda Rothert"

    What an amazing love story about Kate and Ryke. Two broken hearts finding healing in each other. The pain and suffer they went thru. Your heart will truly break when you listen to this story. Both suffering great loss.I do recommend a box of tissue when listening to this audio. It is a book I would highly recommend.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    bookworm09 08-21-14
    bookworm09 08-21-14

    coffee addicted, book reading, movie watching, music listening, wannabe mermaid.

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    "Bound Audiobook Review"
    If you could sum up Bound in three words, what would they be?

    totally freaking amazing!


    What did you like best about this story?

    what didn't i like? everything about this book is absolutely flawless. Kate is just about the sweetest heroine in a book i've ever read, and Ryke? sweet baby jesus in the manger, how much hotter can a guy get? hocky player, intelligent, sweet, funny and built like a brick house. wowza! the circumstances that brought them together are heartbreaking but through their pain they found love, light and life again. so sweet!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    i honestly can't pick one favorite scene, i literally love everything about this book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    i read the ebook version the first time around, but hearing the audio companion only intensified my reactions. i cried harder, laughed louder, smiled bigger and blushed brighter.


    Any additional comments?

    i think Brenda did an absolutely remarkable job picking the voices for these two characters. they were Kate and Ryke personified, they fit the bill to the letter.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Stephenie Philipsen washington state usa 09-14-14
    Stephenie Philipsen washington state usa 09-14-14
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    "One hot audio read"
    Would you listen to Bound again? Why?

    Bound was the first audio book I have ever done and I loved it !!! The characters were amazing I felt like they were a part of my life and was bumbed when the book came to an end!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters omg hot hockey player well built body and tats mmmm Mmm Mmm !!! Kate I could relate to her and she seemed real had a crapy car lots of bills little money and just trying to get thru the day.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    That would spoil the book!!! I have to many parts to list here and I won't don't want to spoil this read for anyone else but damn picture texts rank up there as my favorite


    Any additional comments?

    I met Brenda when she was in Florida when we met I hadn't ever read any of her books but after meeting her sitting in on her panel and chatting with her I found a new author I will be reading for a long time !!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Shanttle 09-09-14
    Shanttle 09-09-14
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    "beautiful"
    Where does Bound rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The first audiobook i recieved.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved how Brenda brought 2 people who both had went through difficult times together. Not only did they find peace within theirselves but they also learned that its ok to trust and love again.


    What does Chris Ruen and Kirsten Leigh bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Chris and Kirsten brought out all the emotions that is hard to get from reading the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the whole Fire on Ice series!!! I've read them all twice and fall in love with the books more and more!!! Keep up the amazing work Brenda!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    coffeegoddesstk 09-08-14
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    "I am in love with this story!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bound to be better than the print version?

    I would say that I love the audio edition of BOUND just as much as the print version. I loved the book when I read it, and I think that hearing it read aloud just adds even more to the experience.


    What other book might you compare Bound to and why?

    I can't really compare BOUND to any other story, in that it is so unique and wonderful. But, if you're looking for some similar type books, I'd suggest any of the other books in the FIRE AND ICE books by Brenda Rothert, or maybe the OFF series by Sawyer Bennett.


    Have you listened to any of Chris Ruen and Kirsten Leigh ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I hadn't heard either Chris Ruen's or Kirsten Leigh's performances before, but I thought that they both did an excellent job with BOUND.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Really, all of the interactions between Kate (Kirsten) and Ryke (Chris) were fabulous. I found the part of the story where Ryke tells Kate about what the tattoo on his back means very moving.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this story, and would recommend it completely.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    I Heart Books 09-04-14
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    "One of the best audio books I've heard"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is one of the best Audibles I've heard. The voice were impecible. The male voice was great. But the female voice....just...wow.
    You know how with some audio books, each narrator reads completely different so you find yourself thinking, "That's not what how the other character would say that."
    This was NOT one of those audio books. The narrators didn't just do a great job in general. When they had to "perform" each other's lines, the infections were dead on...as if each narrator really did know the other person.
    It was wonderful.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-04-14
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    "1st audible book and it was amazing!!!"
    Any additional comments?

    Wow I have never heard an audible book before and this was just
    Amazing, I have read all of Brenda Rothert's books and loved them all, and just listening to a book I have previously read was such a unique experience, so different .. and such a nice change .. I love Kate and Rykes story it's one of my favorites and all I can say is just having listened to the story made me enjoy it even more!! This was my first audible book and for sure won't be my last :) Thank you Brenda for allowing me the chance to experience this, I am truly greatful! !! I highly recommend this book to everyone!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ronetta S. Williams 09-04-14 Member Since 2014
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    "AMAZING!!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bound to be better than the print version?

    Bound was just as great, if not a bit better than the print version! Enjoyed every second!


    What other book might you compare Bound to and why?

    There is no book that I've read lately that an compare to Bound. None!


    What about Chris Ruen and Kirsten Leigh ’s performance did you like?

    AWESOME! AMAZING! They brought the book to life!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Out darkness comes life....and love....


    Any additional comments?

    Brenda Rothert's can do no wrong! All of her books are great! Looking forward to her next audiobook, "Captive"!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marlene W 09-03-14
    Marlene W 09-03-14
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    "Great First Audiobook Experience!"
    Where does Bound rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Bound was my first audiobook experience.
    I absolutely loved the book in print and listening to the narrators bring emotion to the authors words brought on a whole new experience this time around.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bound?

    Bound contains many memorable moments, but the one that comes to mind immediately is the locker room scene.
    Kate is trying so hard to fight her feelings and her attraction to Ryke. The locker room scene proves that you can only deny your attraction to a sexy hockey player that's oozing with sex appeal for so long!


    Any additional comments?

    Brenda Rothert has a very easy, mellow flow to her writing and this audio version brought a new feel to the words that I loved so much in print.
    This storyline will pull you in immediately. You know you have found a great writer when you are crying within the first 20 minutes.
    I highly recommend this audiobook to readers seeking romance, drama, overcoming tragedy and finding love through it all!
    Enjoy! (Grab the tissues)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    The Pleasure of Reading Today 10-23-14
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    "Powerful and touching."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely! This is the first book I read by this author and I was hooked!She has an incredible way to deliver a story that leaves the reader wanting more once the story is done.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bound?

    This is an amazing book from beginning to end. But for me, because of personal reasons, is the struggle that Kate goes through during and after her loss.


    What about Chris Ruen and Kirsten Leigh ’s performance did you like?

    Absolutely E-VE-RY-THING! Their voices complement the story beautifully. They are a perfect match made in heaven! I recommended them to another author friend who's planning her first audiobook.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did! Three times ;-) And this coming from a girl who didn't enjoy audiobooks.


    Any additional comments?

    Brenda did an excellent job by choosing these two talented narrators for her beautiful story. Can't wait to read/hear more from her and by them.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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